Wednesday, September 30, 2009

City Works Press

Based in San Diego, City Works Press is the organizing force behind the San Diego City Bookfair. They will be launching two books at the bookfair (see below). Either of these would be a great opportunity to check the press out—to see what they are publishing and if/how it resonates with you.

Here's their announcement about the bookfair:

Come see our authors at the 4th Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair this weekend-October 2nd and 3rd!

Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment

By Ella deCastro Baron

Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment is an ironic Curriculum Vitae where life and work experiences one wouldn't want a potential employer to know are highlighted using vulnerability, wit, observation, and candor. Ella deCastro Baron-a first generation Asian American woman challenged by her parents' faith, inherited sickness, and questionable life choices-shares of beginning and ending relationships, restlessness, miracles, prejudice, entitlement, and community. She leaves it up to the reader to decide, after assessing her background, education, professional experience, fieldwork, high (and low) achievements, if she is someone worth investing in.

Ella will be reading from her book on Friday, October 2nd at 7 pm in the Saville Theatre at City College as part of the San Diego City College International Book Fair!

Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words

Edited By: Donna J. Watson, Michelle Sierra, and Lucia Gbaya-Kanga

This anthology initiates us into one of the most sacred domestic rituals of our mundane world-the purging of physical and psychic stains, or the art and work of doing laundry. The writers' voices rise above the sounds of washing machines, non-televised daytime dramas, and laughter. Removing the clothespins from their mouths, these women reveal their secrets, fears, loves, and regrets in poem and story form. As finely detailed as the vintage sleeve of a rummage sale find, the work in "Lavanderia" brings the circle closer to home as you find yourself nodding and remembering and thanking every woman who ever sat next to you in a laundromat and made conversation.

Lavanderia will be featured on Saturday, October 3rd at noon in the Saville Theatre at City College as part of the 4th Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair!

For more information on the Book Fair go to:

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